More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Oct. 16, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Vintage Walt Disney World: Mickey Gets a Sweet Tooth

As we continue our Halloween season celebration at Disney Parks, Nate reminded us that the Not-So-Scary fun at Magic Kingdom Park began 16 years ago. He dug up a unique photo of the Disney characters dressed up for the very first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Check out the original post for some facts from the celebration.

And regular readers know we love cakes on the Disney Parks Blog. Pam’s latest over-the-top cake comes from the Disneyland Resort and it’s my favorite – carrot cake. Baker Sujatha Sownderraj showed us how they create the delectable carrot cake served at the Plaza Inn.

Here are a list of other stories we worked on this week.

Fairy Tales Come True at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa – Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons brought some romance to Hawai’i and showcased the wondrous possibilities for matrimony at our newest resort.

Behind the Scenes: Larger-Than-Life Halloween Pumpkins at Disneyland Park – Watch as “Pumpkin King” Brian D. Sandahl, Senior Designer for Disney Entertainment Creative Development, prepares Disneyland Resort for Halloween Time.

Indiana Family’s Love for Disney Parks Grows – Literally – with a Unique Set of Mickey Mouse Crop Circles – We shared a look at a very special tribute to Mickey Mouse in the Hood family’s backyard in central Indiana.

See the Jeweled Dragon Acrobats at Epcot – Gene Duncan, Walt Disney World Resort Photographer, stopped by the China courtyard at Epcot to watch these gifted acrobats showcase extraordinary feats of strength, agility and balance.

With the Help of Ocean Spray, Gary Walks Guests Through the Cranberry Bog at Epcot – Watch as our “Cranberry Correspondent” Gary takes a closer look at the cranberry bog at Epcot, chats with Ocean Spray growers and learns how the popular berry is grown and harvested.

Lion King Merchandise Roars into Disney Parks – From ear hats, to pins, to plush, Disney Parks’ new Lion King merchandise is sure to please all fans of this Disney classic.


  • WOW Maleficent looks so different without her green make-up in that main picture! lol

  • Questions:
    –we were at Disneyland this weekend and on a night when they had a private party at DL for Halloween, they had 2 monorails running, however the next day when it was very crowded and open to the public there was only one running. Why do they schedule trains in this way?
    –what will be at the Carthay Theater in DCA?

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